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Biology, B.A.

Biology B.A. (2013 catalog requirements)

Three-Year Academic Plan

This is a breakdown of how a student, knowing they wanted to be a biology B.A. major upon entering OU, could complete the General Education, College Exploratory and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. This plan is an example only and not a guarantee of course offerings.

*Based on minimum ACT of 16 English and 22 Math or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents.

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer I / II

Total

1

5 – CHM 157 (G.E. Natural Science)

4 – MTH 141

4 – WRT 150

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

5 – CHM 158

4 – BIO 111

4 – WRT 160

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

4 – BIO 113

1 – BIO 116

4 – G.E. Category

 

 

TOTAL – 9 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

43 credits

2

4 – BIO 341

4 – CHM 234

4 – STA 228 (G.E. Formal Reasoning)

5 – PHY 101 or 151

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

4 – BIO 315 or 325

1 – BIO Lab Elective 1

5 – PHY 102 or 152(G.E. Knowledge App)

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

4 – System Biology Area (w/integrated lab 2)

4 – G.E. Category

4 – Elective

 

 

TOTAL – 12 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

43 credits

3

4 – BIO 387

4 – Cell/Molecular/BioMed Area

3 – BIO 400-level lecture

1 – BIO Lab Elective 3

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – BIO 495

4 – BIO Elective

4 – Elective

2 – Elective

 

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

 

 

 

TOTAL – 8 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

38 credits

Total = 124 credits

 

Note: The major is a minimum of 42 credits of biology.  All BA majors take BIO111, 113, 116, 315 or 325, 341, 387, 495 comprising 24 credits.  In addition, students are required to select a course from each of the two primary areas of the major (Cell/Molecular/BioMedical and Systems Biology), three laboratory courses above the introductory level and two additional elective lecture courses, one of which must be at the 400 level for 18 additional credits.  In addition, all students must complete 14 credits of chemistry, 10 credits of physics, 4 credits of mathematics and 4 credits of statistics.  The term “elective” may not be completely “free” in that this table does not address the university requirement of having 8 classes at the 300/400 level.  

Please note: Student on scholarship or financial aid must be in a minimum of 12 credits per semester